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Mamma Mia! Top 7 Italian cities to visit this summer

Albina PanchenkoNews
Tour of Italy in 2024

The country of wine and cheese. The birthplace of Romeo and Juliet. Many locations in Italy are popular among others. However, do not underestimate the lesser-known places. They are ready to surprise. Where to go this summer? Read on!

Bologna

Here you can see houses with velvet tiles and facades with orange, peach, and red slabs. These colors create an atmosphere of warmth and comfort. The city is recognized as a culinary capital where you can taste pasta and cured meats.

Piazza Maggiore is a good place to take photos. Creative souls will find inspiration at the numerous exhibitions of the local art school Scuola bolognese di pittura. By the way, it was founded by the Carracci brothers.

For reference: the price for hotel accommodation ranges from 40 to 120 euros.

Interesting facts

  1. The oldest university in the world, built in 1088, stands here.
  2. There are also numerous porticoes, the total length of which is more than 35 kilometers.
  3. There are also many exhibition centers dedicated to the brands Lamborghini, Ferrari, Ducati and Maserati.
Mamma Mia! Top 7 Italian cities to visit this summer

Turin

It is located in the Alps on the western bank of the Po River. The tourist season here begins in July and August, but even in September the weather is no different from summer. A night in an apartment will cost 80-140 €. We recommend visiting the following architectural sights:

  • Turin Cathedral. Inside, it is shaped as a cross. It houses the original shroud in which the body of Jesus Christ was wrapped after his death.
  • Piazza Castello. Be sure to visit the Palazzo Madama, the Royal Theater and the Court Library. By the way, the library has a self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. Also, walk along Via Garibaldi, the longest pedestrian street in Europe.
  • Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. The largest museum in the country and even beyond. The idea of its foundation belongs to the owners of Fiat. It houses about 200 cars.

Interesting facts

  1. The native land of Nutella, Kinder Chocolate, and Raffaello.
  2. In 2006, the Olympic Games were held here.
  3. Every year, 80 tons of chocolate are produced here.
Mamma Mia! Top 7 Italian cities to visit this summer

Amalfi

The city is located on a rocky coast. The best time to travel is spring or fall. But keep in mind that it is important to book your accommodation in advance. By the way, you can explore the area not only by bus but also by boat.

What to see:

  • Duomo di Amalfi is a church decorated with authentic mosaics. It is dedicated to the Apostle Andrew the First-Called.
  • Cloister of Paradise is a monastery with magnificent views of the city.
  • An ancient factory producing paper for wedding invitations, business cards and documents. In 1969, the building was converted into a museum.
  • The building of the old arsenal Arsenali della Repubblica di Pisa was once used to store and repair warships and now hosts art exhibitions.
Mamma Mia! Top 7 Italian cities to visit this summer

Modica

The municipality has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for over 20 years. The facades of the houses, as well as the street lighting, are decorated with warm colors. This remote corner is ideal for a peaceful and quiet vacation.

Here you can taste sweets with different fillings: pepper, cinnamon, vanilla, and wine. By the way, if you're planning a trip in winter, head here in December. It is during this period that the Chocobarocco festival is held here.

Mamma Mia! Top 7 Italian cities to visit this summer

Alberobello

A commune of unique buildings with a domed roof. The interesting thing is that people still live here. Among these unusual trulli, there are not only "women's" ones. The "men's" ones are decorated with a crown with the symbol of a craftsman and the owner's name. The houses are currently being restored.

Manarola

A real hideaway from the crowds of tourists. Here you can taste the unique Sciacchetrà wine, which is mentioned in Roman scriptures. Be sure to visit the Path of Love, with picturesque paths that run through the vineyards.

There is a legend that in times of drought, residents of the two cities shared a spring. This led to clashes. The young men of Riomaggiore bravely defended the stream from the attackers. Later, a couple in love slipped on the rocks and fell into the sea. Their death made the locals of both ports realize the horror of the enmity. After that, they built a path that connected the two villages.

From the outside, the houses are colorful: pink, yellow, orange, and red. There are comfortable beaches for swimming and diving.

Mamma Mia! Top 7 Italian cities to visit this summer

Chioggia

A good alternative to Venice. Once upon a time, all foreign ships and boats passed through the city. This area is also a former refuge for smugglers and swindlers.

The Le Tegnùe bioreserve is located in the reservoir. Scorpionfish, eels, hermit crabs, lobsters, and starfish are hiding here. There is a special route for those who dive to the depths.

Little-known cities in Italy are worth your attention. So explore such locations. They will definitely give you special unforgettable memories.

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